Kenya 7s

Commonwealth Games: Quarterfinal pairings confirmed

KENYA 7S STARS ALVIN OTIENO AND NELSON OYOO CELEBRATE (PHOTO: P YATES / WORLD RUGBY

Quarterfinal pairings for Commonwealth Rugby 7s matches scheduled for the second session on Saturday 30 July have been confirmed.

Kenya 7s, who finished second in Pool D with seven points, will meet New Zealand in the first quarterfinal on Saturday at 11:10 PM East African Time. New Zealand reached this level following an undefeated run in the group stage matches played on Friday and Saturday.

New Zealand unbeaten 

New Zealand who are Commonwealth Games defending Champions managed nine points in the pool, seeing off Sri Lanka, Samoa and England to top Pool A.

Australia who topped Pool D with eight points after two wins and a draw have set up a Cup quarterfinal date against Samoa. Samoa finished second in Pool A thanks to wins over England and Sri Lanka.

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Topping Pool B sees South Africa face  Canada in the Cup quarters. South Africa were unbeaten in the group stage picking nine points thanks to wins over Tonga, Malaysia and Scotland. Canada came second in their pool after finishing behind Fiji.

Pool C winners Fiji have been paired against Scotland in the final quarter. Fiji also had a perfect run in the Group stage winning against Canada, Wales and Zambia for maximum points. Scotland came second in Pool B with seven points.

England, Uganda, Wales and Jamaica will play in the classification matches.

Commonwealth Games quarters. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham 2022

Commonwealth Games quarters. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham 2022

Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Round Three Pool Games

25 Pool B Women – Scotland 33-12 South Africa
26 Pool B Women – Australia 12-19  Fiji
27 Pool A Women – Canada 74-0 Sri Lanka
28 Pool A Women – New Zealand 21-7 England
29 Pool D Men – Uganda 40-0 Jamaica
30 Pool D Men – Australia 7-5 Kenya 7s
31 Pool A Men – Samoa 44-0 Sri Lanka
32 Pool A Men – New Zealand 20-0England
33 Pool B Men – Tonga 31-7 Malaysia
34 Pool B Men – South Africa 34-0 Scotland
35 Pool C Men – Canada 24-12 Zambia
36 Pool C Men – Fiji  38-24 Wales

Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Knock out Positional Play-Offs
37 Women’s England vs South Africa
38 Women’s 5-8 Scotland vs Sri Lanka
39 Men’s 9-16 England vs Jamaica
40 Men’s 9-16 Wales vs Malaysia
41 Men’s 9-16 Uganda vs Sri Lanka
42 Men’s 9-16 Tonga vs Zambia
43 Women’s New Zealand vs Australia
44 Women’s Fiji vs Canada
45 Men’s Fiji vs Scotland
46 Men’s South Africa vs Canada
47 Men’s New Zealand vs Kenya 7s
48 Men’s Australia vs Samoa

Sunday 31st July – Day Three – Knock out Positional Play Offs
49 Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 1
50 Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 2
51 Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 1
52 Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 2
53 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 1
54 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 2
55 Men’s Semi-final 1
56 Men’s Semi-final 2

Sunday 31st – Day Three – Final Positional & Medal Play Offs
57 Women’s Playoff for 7th
58 Women’s Playoff for 5th
59 Men’s Playoff for 13th
60 Men’s Playoff for 9th
61 Men’s Playoff for 5th
62 Women’s Bronze Match
63 Men’s Bronze Medal Match
64 Women’s Gold Medal Match
65 Men’s Gold Medal Match

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